The Golden Ass: of Lucius Apuleius (Hardback)
  • The Golden Ass: of Lucius Apuleius (Hardback)
zoom

The Golden Ass: of Lucius Apuleius (Hardback)

(illustrator), (adapted by)
£12.99
Hardback 85 Pages / Published: 17/11/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

"The Golden Ass" has been a favourite of the private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing. Apuleius' comic masterpiece originally composed in Latin in the second century AD, traces the hilarious misadventures of a young man a tad too curious about magic for his own good. Hoping to change himself into an owl, he turns into a donkey instead, and in this guise is sold, stolen, or otherwise shunted from one master to the next. Along the way, he sees the underbelly of the sprawling Roman Empire, with its saints and sinners, its venal merchants and greedy priests, until he's transformed back to human form via divine intervention. Not only a story of comic redemption, it is also a self-conscious early example of storytelling that left an indelible mark on later literature - from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" to Boccaccio's "Decameron", and from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to "Pinocchio".

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher Inc
ISBN: 9781567924183
Number of pages: 85
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 209 x 163 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
The Woman in Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Leopard
Added to basket
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Plague
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Brothers Karamazov
Added to basket
Little Women
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Wuthering Heights
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Alone in Berlin
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Wuthering Heights
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Brave New World
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.